Media Contact: Please contact Anita for 2014 Press Releases
Director of Public Relations
Skyline Queen on the Chicago River with our Riverside Gardens box office in the background.
Science is Fun Cruise returns to wow and educate student groups with hands-on experiments, including hoisting buckets, floating balloons and constructing skyscrapers
Hoisting water buckets, floating inflated balloons, playing with a seesaw and checking out slimy creatures are all part of the Science is Fun Cruise returning for a second season aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline. The cruise is designed for school groups and summer camps with fun on-board experiments that will explore the Chicago River and its buildings and bridges during the 90-minute Chicago River and Lake Michigan cruise. Open to groups of 25 or more on Mondays through Wednesdays, Science is Fun will begin its 2014 season, Monday, May 5 at 10 am. All cruises depart from Mercury’s Riverside Gardens dock at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive.
Chicago's only 3D Fireworks Cruise plus neon light wands for Chicago By Night! Cruise
Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline debuts the city’s first and only 3D Fireworks Cruise experience on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1 and continuing through September 2, 2013. Additionally, Mercury will be providing complimentary neon light wands to passengers aboard its Chicago by Night! Cruise. The complimentary 3D glasses and light wands for each passenger will add a new dimension of fun to both the fireworks and evening cruise experiences. Cruises depart from the Riverside Gardens dock at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
Summer partner John Hancock Observatory returns with sky-high vista tour option
The family-friendly 90-minute Urban Adventure Cruise aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline offers a refreshing and relaxing way to experience one of the most spectacular views of Chicago. Departures are from the tranquil Riverside Gardens at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive, just three blocks north of the hustle and bustle of Millennium Park. The 2013 season opens Monday, April 29 continues through Monday, October 7. Returning for 2013 is the popular money-saving tour option from summer tour partner the John Hancock Observatory which provides a sky-high vista of Chicago.
Canine Cruisers cordially invited to visit The Shops at North Bridge on N. Michigan Avenue
A new experience awaits happy canine cruisers this summer aboard Chicago’s popular Mercury Canine Cruise opening Sunday, July 7, 2013 with a post-cruise invitation to visit The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Avenue. Plus, easy on-line ticketing for the popular cruise is now available on the new website, www.chicagocaninecruise.com. The cruise departs at 10:00 am, every Sunday, from the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive.
Fourth generation comes aboard with unique vision to expand iconic brand
Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline is Chicago’s oldest, continuous sightseeing boat company showcasing Chicago’s architectural, historical and maritime sights to millions of passengers. What began as a one-boat operation, founded by Portuguese immigrant, Arthur Agra, in the 1930s has now grown to two companies and a fleet of six vessels. Mercury is owned and operated by third-generation owner Bob Agra, Jr and his wife Holly. Bob Agra, III brings a fourth-generation energy and unique vision to the company along with his professional photography, marketing and social media expertise to reinforce and grow the company’s strong digital presence in Chicago’s competitive tourism marketplace.